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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

We are counting down the days to Mother’s Day. This year we welcomed  Emily Smith into motherhood and her beautiful baby girl to our family. With Mother’s Day creeping up there a few Mother’s Day gifts that caught my eye … Continue reading

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Minted: Art That Speaks To You

Autumn is  gorgeous here in the Hudson Valley.  The leaves are almost at peak.  Soon the trees will be bare and the cooler temps will arrive.  Mid autumn and early winter is when I start getting sad and wishing for a Florida vacation.   … Continue reading

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Tabletop Market Part II

It’s no secret that I love tabletop. I treasure the moments with family and friends sharing a meal and conversation around the table, set with pretty tabletop, candles and fresh flowers.  A welcome break from the office, Tabletop Market last week was delightful. … Continue reading

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What to Wear: Spring Favorites

Spring favorites from Stella & Dot.   Why Stella and Dot?   It’s a brand that is stylish and well priced.   What are your favorite colors and accessories for spring?   Browse my online shop here. Double Clutch – Geranium Perf,  Norah Chandeliers earrings, Palm Springs Scarf … Continue reading

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InstaCraft Book Review

How do I distress from life?  I get crafty, instead of crabby.  Starting with a small project is key.  I came across a great book, InstaCraft,  by Alison Caporimo.  It has 50 fun and simple projects for adorable gifts and décor.  The … Continue reading

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Uncommon Thread – A Woman, A Brand, A Legacy

  For 40 years Mary Ella Gabler, the founder of the luxury bedding and bath products Peacock Alley has brought us  indulgent and textural, yet classic and chic, bedding pieces.   The Lucia matelassè collection.     Classic scalloped pique with a trim color … Continue reading

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UncommonGoods Giveaway

I received a gift bag with a unique item at Blogfest2013 back in May.  It was a corkcicle.   A corkcicle is like a icicle for a wine bottle.  It helps maintain your wine bottle temperature chilled.   See here.  I used the corkcicle several times this summer and loved it.   Then last week, … Continue reading

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Out and About: 2012 NYIGF

My visit to the New York International Gift Fair was like Christmas in August.   The isles were full of art, textiles, furniture, jewelry and fun finds.  I love discovering new products and talking to the owners about how they got … Continue reading

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Curated: Gifts for Dad

WHAT’S HIS STYLE?   Give him the perfect gift for Father’s Day.               Sources: notebook,  blazer and boat shoes, needlepoint cuff links,  runner tag and socks, Swiss knife, tent  Thanks for stopping by.

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